Showing posts with label Stevie Nicks Interview 2011. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stevie Nicks Interview 2011. Show all posts

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Video: Art Nation Web Extra - Stevie Nicks sits down with Fenella Kernebone

Another really great interview with Stevie... This one with Art Nation. Interview is about 20 minutes long!
Stevie Nicks sits down with Fenella Kernebone and talks career, songwriting & collaboration with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. 

 Nicks is performing in Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland during her Australian tour.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Interview: Stevie Nicks with Madison Magazine -- Great Interview!!

Madison meets… Stevie Nicks

Some of the interview highlights... Stevie speaks about the Katy Perry Voice Over on her new video... SNL Fajita Roundup... Stevie would like to work with more DJ's remixing her music! (Are you listening DJ's/Warners)... Plus why "I Can't Wait" is never played live in concert.

AWESOME Interview!

Madison Magazine

Drape yourself in chiffon, throw on a half-moon pendant, dust off your crushed-velvet top hat and get ready to start twirling – Stevie Nicks kicks off the 10-date Australian leg of her In Your Dreams tour (with special guest Dave Stewart) in Melbourne this Saturday night. I talked to the rock legend in her Sydney hotel suite last week, and she was everything you’d expect: warm, chatty, peaceful, full of charm and ready to tell a great story. Read on… 

Madison: Welcome to sticky Sydney... 

Stevie Nicks: Oh, heat is not my friend. It never has been. I’m not really a sun person. But I am glad we’re here now and not later in the year, because when Fleetwood Mac toured Australia and New Zealand two years ago in December, it was really hot. 

Madison: You were recently heard narrating the teaser trailer for Katy Perry’s new video. How did you get involved with that? 

SN: When I played at a party for the Emmys a few months ago, a reporter asked me which young singers I really wanted to work with, and I said Katy Perry. But I never thought that would amount to anything. I really love Katy – I’m proud of her. All of the songs on hew new record are amazing, but I especially loved the video for “E.T.” The first time I saw it, I was just so taken…whenever it comes on, I’m running to the television to watch it. Her people called me about the video for her new single. I said I’d love to be a part of it. Floria Sigesmundi, the director, came to my house and showed it to me but right before, I had to stop her and warn her that I am not a good actress. Ever since the fourth grade, when I played one of two surviving women at The Alamo in a school play, I’ve known that. 

Madison: Really? You knew back then that acting wasn’t your strong suit? 

SN: I went home and said to my mum, “Mum, never again. I can sing, but I can’t act. Don’t ever let me go out for a play again!” So I told them this might not work. Anyway, they showed me the video, and about a minute in, I just began to cry. It reminded me of my own life and losses, and of the last fight that Lindsey Buckingham and I had. By the time it ended, I said, “Well, that’s just the saddest thing I’ve ever seen!” That was exactly the reaction she wanted. So she handed me the type-written pages and I read my lines. It was an amazing experience. And did you know that if this song hits number one [on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US], she will have six number ones off an album, which would break Michael Jackson’s record? That would be amazing – because she is 26 and she is a woman. I’d love to help her do that. I mean, it’s like, “We love you, Michael! We’re sorry, but we’re rolling over you now! We’re on your tail here.” 

Madison: Do you think you’ll end up recording with her at some point? 

SN: Maybe. She wasn’t there that night. She was in Europe onstage and she sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers and wrote me a really beautiful note. I’m sure I’ll meet her soon. This will bond us, and I’m sure we will become really good friends because of this. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Art Nation Interview with Stevie Nicks set for November 27th

Fenella Kernebone interviews Stevie Nicks on the final episode of Arts Nation Sunday, 27 November, 5pm on Australias ABC1.  

What a send off for the show!!

Check your local listings.

Interview: Stevie Nicks with Laurel, Gary & Mark 4KQ693 Brisbane

Stevie Nicks Interview with:
Laurel, Gary & Mark In The Morning
on Classic Hits 4KQ693 Brisbane
Monday November 14th
Two part interview - LISTEN NOW
Only caught the tail end of this yesterday, so glad they have the interview on their site to re-play.

VIDEO: Stevie Nicks Interview on Sunrise Channel 7 Australia - with @melissadoyle

The one-on-one interview with Stevie Nicks from Tuesday, November 15th on Sunrise on Channel 7 with Melissa Doyle.  The interview aired this morning in Australia.  Good stuff!  The Sesame Street comment was funny!  WATCH NOW

STEVIE NICKS... Upcoming TV Appearances & Interviews in Australia


TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 15TH: Stevie's scheduled to appear on Perth's 96FM Breakfast program with Fitzi and Carmen. The show airs from 5:30am-9:00am. The interview will air at roughly 7:50am WST (Perth Time) so check it out if you can by streaming the program live HERE!

Photo by Melissa Doyle
Coming up... Stevie Nicks will be interviewed one-on-one by Melissa Doyle on Sunrise Channel 7 (Australia Number 1 Breakfast Show).  The interview will air Tuesday November 15th at 7:40am. You can watch the interview here.

Don't forget to tune into X Factor in Australia Tuesday Night... Stevie Nicks performs "Secret Love" along with Florence + The Machine who will be singing "Shake It Out" and Ed Sheeran will bring his hit song "The A Team".

Also one other interview with Stevie to look forward to is with Fenella Kernebone on Australia's Art Nation on ABC.  Fenella tweeted yesterday that her final interview for the program was with Stevie Nicks.  The program airs on ABC1 Sunday's at 5pm and Monday's at 5am + Sunday at 10pm on ABC2.  The ABC iVIew may also have the interview once it's broadcast.  The interview will air on Sunday November 27th.

(Download) NEW Interview Stevie Nicks Statewide Drive with John Morrison ABC Sydney Australia

It's not every day you get the chance to speak with a living legend.

So when Stevie Nicks walked into the ABC Sydney offices recently, even the most seasoned ABC radio staff were a little weak at the knees.

John was delighted to have the singing great in the Statewide Drive studios to talk about her new album, her work with American soldiers, and of course, the Fleetwood Mac years.

DOWNLOAD NOW Interview is about 15 minutes long

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Download: NEW Interview with Stevie Nicks 702 ABC Sydney Nov 14th

What a fun interview!... Stevie Nicks on "Breakfast with Adam Spencer" on ABC Sydney Monday November 14, 2011 (Australia).  The interview starts off with Adam asking Stevie about her performing in 1986 in Sydney Australia back when she tagged along on the Bob Dylan/Tom Petty tour and was ordered to stop performing because she had no work visa... Plus she talks about the David Letterman incident where he kept on trying to get her on his show... Plus they talk about drugs, Michael Jackson, Rumours...writing Silver Springs, her recent appearance at the Bill Clinton event in Los Angeles... 

Good interview!  About 10 minutes long.

Download Now at 702 ABC Sydney

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Download: Interview #3 with Stevie Nicks in Australia - with Richard Stubbs ABC Melbourne

774 ABC Melbourne Interview with Stevie Nicks
Musical legend Stevie Nicks joined Richard Stubbs for a chat, ahead of her shows in Melbourne. She is back on the road touring with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame. Citing the past two years as the happiest of her life she chatted to Richard about what songwriting is like for her now, and why 'Glee' has propelled her into the spotlight once again - not that she ever really left!

Other ABC Australia Interviews

Interview on November 11th
ABC Radio National "Breakfast" with Fran Kelly

Interview on November 10th
ABC 612 Brisbane "Drive" with Kelly Higgins-Devine

Download: New Interview with Stevie Nicks on "Breakfast" ABC National Radio Australia

Stevie was interviewed November 11, 2011 in Australia (Where it is now Friday) on ABC Radio National "Breakfast" program with Fran Kelly.  Download the interview which is about 12 minutes long at the RN ABC Site - Good interview!

Download: Kelly Higgins Interviews Stevie Nicks 612 ABC Brisbane

Stevie Nicks (10th November 2011)

Drive with Kelly Higgins-Devine

She's one of the most evocative singers around and an exceptional songwriter in her own right.

The unique style and sound of Stevie Nicks has seen her forge a successful career across five decades, and her work with Fleetwood Mac, especially on the album Rumours, and then on her many solo albums including Bella Donna, has given her a unique place in the music pantheon.

612 ABC Brisbane


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dossier Journal Issue 8 - "A Conversation with Stevie Nicks"

Dossier Magazine Issue 8 was released this week. The magazine contains an interview by: T. Cole Rachel with Stevie Nicks "A Conversation with Stevie Nicks". Check your local newsstands. Video preview below.

Untitled from Dossier on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Video: Stevie Nicks Bares All in Australian TV Interview @sundaynighton7

Alex Cullen recollects his time with Stevie
Sunday Night - Australia

The Queen of Rock and Roll opens up her home, and her heart, to Sunday Night. Stevie Nicks, despite forty top ten hits and 140 million album sales, details her toughest battle yet. Her tell-all revelations, after taking reporter Alex Cullen on a tour of her LA mansion.

I got the feeling Stevie Nicks didn’t want us to leave. After getting the full tour of her house, I felt as though we were about to be asked to stay for dinner.

Such is the charm, warmth and mystery of this true rock goddess.

Usually, after an interview with a star, the crew and the star go their separate ways. But after our interview with Stevie Nicks it was time to catch up, reminisce, and talk about the extensions Stevie wanted on her bedroom.

As we walked through the grounds of her sprawling LA mansion it struck me how much Stevie craved to be treated as a normal person. We discussed her pool that had been put in way back in 1938, the Christmas lights that hadn’t been taken down since Christmas five years ago, the garden and the perfect roses and the part of the yard where they filmed her latest film clip.

It was like being in the presence of a slightly unhinged aunty I hadn’t seen for a few years and we were catching up on all the latest developments about the place.

We were under very strict instructions during our interview. Everything had to be lit perfectly and there was to be no ‘off the cuff’ shooting. In other words, every shot had to be set up and okayed by Stevie’s manager who was ever watchful, ever vigilant.

Nothing was sacred for Stevie during our interview. There was everything from the inter band relationships to the mountains of cocaine that found itself up Fleetwood Mac’s noses every night (and day) of the week.

The time Stevie was offered heroin and told the person to leave her house immediately or she’d call the police. It was truly fascinating stuff. We spoke for an hour and a half but it could’ve easily been longer.

Walking through Stevie’s house was simply surreal. There, on a dining room table is a photo with some of her friends. Just Mick Jagger, Neil Young and Stephen Stills. Next to that is a photo of Mick Fleetwood and Stevie taken during the late 70’s at the height of their fame. I couldn’t help but notice how much taller he was. And then there’s the famous blue lamp given to her by her mother which she wrote about on her album Enchanted.

But our afternoon was about to get a lot more interesting. Stevie wrote and recorded her latest album In Your Dreams entirely in her living room with one half of the Eurythmics Dave Stewart. Stevie was adamant that we had to hear her favourite song off the new album right there on her living room couch.

Sunday Night producer Pen Cross and I sat there pinching ourselves before Stevie’s personal assistant Karen brought in the laptop and plugged it into the stereo. It’s not every day you get to hear a rockstar’s new album on their couch in their house! It wasn’t long before Stevie was yelling at Karen to ‘turn it up!’ as she spun about the room with eyes closed, singing and dancing, totally lost in the song and the beauty of her art.

We didn’t know if we should get up and dance too but we sensibly chose to stay seated and watch this self-titled gypsy princess float around the room. Stevie was so proud to show us the fruit of her work in the place where it was born. Her voice is slightly huskier but still unmistakably that of Stevie Nicks.

On the piano we were lucky enough to hear her play ‘Rhiannon’ but afterwards I noticed what looked to be a bullet hole. I had to ask about it and sure enough there was a bullet hole in the side of Stevie’s piano with the bullet still lodged in the wood! Stevie told us it happened when she was moving and someone had fired a shot at the removal truck and she’d chosen to leave it there. She told us it adds character. It’s just one of the many quirky parts of Stevie’s life that makes her truly and beautifully unique.

It was finally time to leave. “I can’t wait to get back to Australia” she told us. “We should all catch up for dinner”. That could so easily be the polite thing to say or a throwaway line. We could only dream of us mortals at the table with rock royalty! It would be much more subdued than those wild tours of the late 70’s and the beauty of it is, I really think she meant it.

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Stevie Nicks: The queen of rock transcript
Stevie Nicks: They say that great art comes from great tragedy and certainly, a lot of great art came out of Fleetwood Mac because of a lot of great tragedy.

Sings: # Once in a million years a lady like her rises #

Stevie Nicks: When you stop doing other people's cocaine and start buying it yourself, that's when you know you're starting to have a problem.

Sings: # And your life knows no answer #

ALEX CULLEN: Stevie Nicks then...

Sings: # Your life knows no answer #

Sings: # All your life... #

ALEX CULLEN:..Stevie now...

Sings: # ..Rhiannon, you cry but she's gone and she's gone #

ALEX CULLEN: Her husky voice fills a room.

Sings: # Rhiannon #

ALEX CULLEN: Do you like your voice?

Stevie Nicks: I love my voice, I do.

Sings: # Rhiannon #

Stevie Nicks: I love the fact that my voice doesn't sound like anybody else.

ALEX CULLEN: How would you describe it?

Stevie Nicks: I would just kind of describe it as a little kind of gnome-like voice.

Sings: # Some call her strange lady from the mountains. #

ALEX CULLEN: Stevie is 63 and after a 10-year break with no new songs, found the inspiration to write again during a Fleetwood Mac tour of Australia in 2009.

Stevie Nicks: This song, that began in Australia, really is the reason this whole album was ever even written.

Sings: # Some call her strange lady from a mountain #

ALEX CULLEN: The song is on her new album, 'In Your Dreams'.

Sings: # Strange

Sings: # She runs with the ones she can't keep up with #

ALEX CULLEN: We're filming at Stevie's home in Los Angeles.

Stevie Nicks: It's like a big English cottage, you know, and the roses, if you smell them, smell like candy and I've never personally smelled anything like that, it's so wild.

Stevie Nicks: Did you see the beautiful pool? The most beautiful pool in the world?

ALEX CULLEN: Yes, I sure did. I like the Buddhas as well. Her home tells the story of a life lived with the volume turned up.

Stevie Nicks: My inspiration comes from real life, from everything, you know? And then I have my amazing memories and I have a mind like a little steel trap so I can remember everything and so sometimes, I just reach in my bag of treasures and, you know, I pull something up that happened a long time ago.

ALEX CULLEN: When Stevie was 16, she wrote her first song to a boy who broke her heart. "I've loved and I've lost and I'm sad but not blue."

Sings: # I've loved and I've lost and I'm sad but not blue #

I once loved a boy who was wonderful and true #

Stevie Nicks: Yes. (LAUGHS)
Sings: # But he loved another before he loved me #

And I knew he still wanted her, 'twas easy to see. #

Stevie Nicks: From that day, I would say, "well, I'm going to be a singer" but most important - I'm going to be a singer-songwriter.
ALEX CULLEN: Was it always the dream to do that, to be a rock star?

Stevie Nicks: From that day.

Sings: # Thunder only happens when it's raining...#

ALEX CULLEN: Stevie's road to stardom began when she met Lindsey Buckingham. They formed a band and between gigs, Stevie worked as a waitress and cleaner.

Stevie Nicks: Lindsey and I did not have enough money to hardly buy food
and pay for our rent and our car that didn't have reverse. C'mon, we couldn't even park in a parking place if we couldn't go out frontward.

ALEX CULLEN: And then an English band, Fleetwood Mac, changed everything with a phone call. What was it like getting that call from Fleetwood Mac?
"Come and join us".

Stevie Nicks: They called on the very last day of 1974 and I said to Lindsey, if we joined Fleetwood Mac, we'll make some money. And guess what? The rest is history.

Fleetwood Mac music video: # You can go your own way Go your own way # You can call it another lonely day #

Stevie Nicks: We became so famous.

Fleetwood Mac music video: # You can go your own way #

ALEX CULLEN: What was it like?

Stevie Nicks: It was crazy. It was pretty crazy. We had so much money, we didn't know what to do with it.

ALEX CULLEN: When did drugs, then, become part of it?

Stevie Nicks: That was, you know, during the year of the making of Rumours'.

Fleetwood Mac music video: # Don't stop thinking about tomorrow # Don't stop, it'll soon be here #

ALEX CULLEN: 1977, that tour to Australia, you had a pretty intense list of backstage requests. Do you remember what they were?

Stevie Nicks: It was probably like a tonne of cocaine.


ALEX CULLEN: It was. It was. Yeah. I'll take you through them. There was a medieval marquee.

Stevie Nicks: Well, obviously that's English, so, not my fault.

ALEX CULLEN: Mick's influence?

Stevie Nicks: Exactly.


Stevie Nicks: Lions?

ALEX CULLEN: Limes. Lions - that would have been cool!

Stevie Nicks: Lions, real ones, yes!

ALEX CULLEN: 5-star alcohol and six dozen bottles of Heineken and the band was supposed to be met at Sydney Airport with two ounces of cocaine.

Stevie Nicks: That's probably true.


Stevie Nicks: Because you don't want to come into Australia with drugs so you're going to have to get your drugs when you get to Australia so you have to prepare for that, otherwise you're going to flip into detox the second you get there.

ALEX CULLEN: How bad did it get?

Stevie Nicks: You did it when you got up and you did it before you went to bed so, you know, you thought you needed it - you did it before an interview, you thought you were nervous - you did it before dinner
because you thought you were nervous about dinner, you did it before the show because you were nervous about the show. You know, we can kind of praise the life of the rock star and how much great fun it was but, you know, it wasn't really all that much fun in a lot of ways and you were totally addicted to coke and it was a drag.

ALEX CULLEN: With all the drugs and the success, what followed was probably inevitable. Band members John and Christine McVie split, Stevie and Lindsey broke up and then Stevie hooked up with Mick. It all spilled out onstage and into their songs.

Stevie Nicks: Never a dull moment. It's unfortunate it had to be
so hard for all of us but at the same time, again, would you change it? No, because then you wouldn't have all those amazing songs. Had you all been happy, it would have been different. No, it would have been a bunch of happy songs and there would never have been - Fleetwood Mac would have tanked the first album out if we'd all been super happy.

ALEX CULLEN: Today, Stevie is sober and single.....still searching for the right man.

Stevie Nicks: It's hard to find a man these days.


Stevie Nicks: I think it is. I think it's all about internet dating and you know...

ALEX CULLEN: What would your profile say?

Stevie Nicks: The profile would say "Very busy woman, "has absolutely no time, "is always gone whose life doesn't stop." Those guys are far and few between. So I have just found that it's easier to be single.

Sings: # He slows down, baby # He slows down # He slows down #

ALEX CULLEN: Can you ever see yourself not performing?

Stevie Nicks: No. No, I would see myself being able to sing into my 70s
because I will still have a really good voice when I'm in my 70s.

ALEX CULLEN: So just go as long as you can?

Stevie Nicks: Exactly.

Friday, September 02, 2011

STEVIE NICKS Australian TV Interview This Sunday

COMING UP: Rock legend Stevie Nicks opens up about the early days with Fleetwood Mac, her battles with drugs and her strong connection to Australia, plus tour details. 

WHEN: Sunday September 4th 
TIME: 6:30pm 
NETWORK: Seven Network 

Hopefully this interview is made available to view on the Sunday Night Channel 7 video page for all to see the world over...

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Thursday, September 01, 2011

American Songwriter Magazine Q&A with Stevie Nicks

Gold Dust Woman: A Q&A With Stevie Nicks 

By Lynne Margolis
September 1, 2011

This is an extended version of the interview that appears in the September/October 2011 issue.

When Stevie Nicks started her musical and romantic relationship with Lindsey Buckingham, both were still in high school. By the time the romance ended, the folk-pop duo were in one of the world’s hottest bands, which also contained another splitting couple, John and Christine McVie, as well as drummer Mick Fleetwood, who also was in the throes of divorce. Their tangled, cocaine-addled lives—and Nicks’ affair with Fleetwood—would become fodder for 1977’s Rumours, one of the best-selling albums of all time. In the years since, Fleetwood Mac’s members would go their own ways, only to come together again periodically. But of all their solo careers, Nicks’ has been the most successful.

Her string of hits, with and without Fleetwood Mac, represents one of pop music’s most beloved canons: the list includes “Rhiannon,” “Landslide,” “Dreams” (a favorite topic), “Edge of Seventeen,” “Leather and Lace” (a duet with one-time lover Don Henley), “Stand Back” and, with Tom Petty, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.” Her gypsy/witchy-woman look—Victorian-inspired gowns, high-heeled boots, leather and lace, silk and satin, romantic hats over long, blonde hair, all shown off with frequent stage twirls—set a tone in the ‘70s from which she hasn’t wavered to this day. Her songwriting methods hadn’t changed much, either, till she called Dave Stewart and asked him if he’d like to produce her first solo album in 10 years. Released in May, In Your Dreams contains the first song collaborations she’s ever done with another writer while sitting in the same room, raw and open to anything.

Their output, it turns out, is remarkably strong. This time, she’s inspired by soldiers, angels, vampires, New Orleans, Edgar Allen Poe and, of course, romantic notions—past, present and future. (Both Buckingham and Fleetwood are on the album, along with guitarist Waddy Wachtel, with whom she’d also reportedly been linked at one time.) Sometime writing partner Mike Campbell also participated. In a wide-ranging conversation, Nicks discusses her unusual methodology.

You’ve written some of the most enduring songs in the pop-rock lexicon. I’m sure you’re very proud of that. How about if we start with Buckingham Nicks? “Frozen Love” was the biggest song that you two were known for as a team. Did you write that together?

No, I wrote it. Lindsey and I did not ever write a song together. The only—strangely enough—time I’ve ever written a song with anybody is Dave Stewart.


I mean anybody in the same room. I do write with [Heartbreaker] Michael Campbell, but he sends me a CD that has three or four tracks on it, so he’s not sitting there. That’s very different, because if you don’t like it you can like wait three days and call and say, “You know, I just didn’t see anything/hear anything right now, but I’ll revisit it.” So you can kind of get out of it without hurting anybody’s feelings. That’s a problem with writing songs with people—you can really end up hurting peoples’ feelings, because if you don’t like it, you either get stuck with something you don’t like or you’re honest and you tell them you don’t like it, and, it takes a very special team to be able to write together without that ego thing happening. So Lindsey and I never wrote. He would leave guitars all over our little house and they’d all be tuned in different tunings and God knows what. He’d be gone, I’d write a song, I’d record it on a cassette, and then I’d put the cassette by the coffee pot and say, “Here’s a new song, you can produce it, but don’t change it.” Strict orders. “Don’t change it, don’t change the words, don’t change the melody. Just do your magic thing, but don’t change it.”

Did you ever overcome that feeling that once it was done, nobody could touch it?

No. Very superstitious.

How does that translate into your songwriting? When it’s done, it’s done?

It’s done—pretty much. Sometimes when I write a song, I’ll just write the first two verses and the chorus, and in my head I know I still have to write another verse, and maybe I’ll do that down the line a couple weeks later or maybe even a month or two later, but it’s very set in stone because—I always have a tape recorder going, and usually the first time, if I’m singing [sings] “Now there you go again, you say you want your freedom /who am I to keep you down?”—I’m not changing that. And I know it. The second it comes out of my mouth, I’m like “Oh, that was good.” So I have a little overhead lightbulb thing that goes off, so then I’m never going to go back and change that even though a good example is Don Henley—I was going out with Don Henley when I was writing “Dreams,” and it says [sings], “When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know.” Well, he didn’t like that [sings]“washes you” [accent on “es”], and he wanted me to go, “When the rain washes you clean” [accent on “wash”]. And I’m like, “No, I don’t like it.” [laughs] And he’s like, “Well, wash-ES doesn’t sound good,” and I’m like, “Well, wash-ES is the way it’s gonna be.” So then you start getting into that with somebody, and we’re talking an ego [of] a fantastic songwriter here. So I’m arguing with Don Henley over this, you know? That’s why I really stayed away from writing songs with other people.

To get the full 4 page interview Continue at American Songwriter